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  British foreign secretary Boris Johnson: he has suggested the Irish Border could be monitored in the same way the London congestion charge is but it would take a vast infrastructure to cover the 110 million annual trips across 300 different border crossings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Many Unionist politicians are people of deep faith. After this week’s momentous European Union proposal for a legal text on Britain’s withdrawal from (...)

Former Labour leader Tony Blair condemned London’s approach to Brexit negotiations as unrealistic.

“No UK prime minister could ever agree to it,” Theresa May told the House of Commons on Wednesday. “I will be making it crystal clear to President [J(...)

Running into a fresh Brexit controversy: UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson Photograph: Getty Images

Inside Business is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher - or wherever you find podcasts. It h(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson: left the Commons chamber to Labour cries of “coward” as a debate on his intervention on the border began. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has told MPs there will be no return to a hard border, despite a leaked letter from Boris Johnson saying it w(...)

John Major speaking about Brexit at Somerset House in London. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Former British prime minister John Major, whose own premiership was marked by Conservative European Union rebellions, has called for MPs to decide on (...)

‘This isn’t trying to provoke. It is not trying to re-interpret’:  Tánaiste  Simon Coveney. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has left open the possibility of customs border checks even with Northern Ireland being aligned with EU cus(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaks to the media in London on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has accused the European Union and Remainers of using the Irish Border issue to try to frustrate Brexit. Spe(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  has told Theresa May it was wrong to see the government’s task as “maintaining no border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit. Photograph: Alex Burstow/Getty Images

Northern Ireland will effectively remain in the EU customs union and adhere to single market rules to avoid a hard border post-Brexit if no deal or al(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson arriving at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

One of the architects of the Belfast Agreement has tabled an Amendment to the Brexit Bill to force the British government to guarantee in law a fricti(...)

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest  outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, England. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Marxism is alive and well in British politics. The irony, though, is that its strongest influence is not in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. It is on the(...)

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